#1980! Georgia Football fans are all too familiar with this social media putdown. For years we had to endure other fanbases ripping us because we hadn’t won a title before Apple invented the Macintosh.
That stung and many of us have not forgotten that disrespect. So when we win a title or two, we rub it in all those people who said that hashtag to us. I think it is totally fair.
The national media, it feels, never really has given Georgia the respect they deserve. I do not know what it is about the power G but they have never liked it. Georgia has always felt like they were an afterthought when it comes to the national media.
Look at the new ESPN ad for college football, Georgia is literally the 4th team featured. It’s Clemson, Tennessee, Alabama, and then Georgia. Who made it in the playoffs out of those 4? Oh Georgia, right!
Rece Davis picked Michigan and Kirk Herbstreit for the 2nd year in a row picked Alabama. Both got their feelings hurt when Georgia fans said something. Rece Davis gets a pass. He is trying to be interesting and he is a consummate pro. Herbstreit however, does not. Kirky picked Bama last year and used the same old “doubt Bama and Saban and that’s when they crush everybody”. That’s great Herbie but you have been wrong twice, so I guess a third time is ok too.
The media get their feathers ruffled when Georgia fans say “What about us” and then the talking heads get defensive and say they are nuts.
Which brings me to why I am writing about this. Tom Fornelli, who I personally like, said Georgia fans are “nuts” now. First, my argument would be why now, we’ve always been crazy (but it’s kept me from going insane). But the second point is why are Georgia fans nuts? Because they want to be acknowledged as the team to beat in CFB? How crazy!
In the past two years, nobody, and I mean literally nobody has picked the dawgs to win a title really outside of David Pollock, who got let go last month. Last season, at every turn the media picked against Georgia when it could. IE College Gameday when Georgia played Tennessee. And the media and opposing fan bases want to know why Georgia fans feel disrespected.
Also, there is a narrative out there that Georgia got “lucky” against Ohio St. Many have said this or something along that line. Graham Coffey, a Georgia fan who is a great blogger, no free ads. He debunked the whole narrative that Georgia got “lucky”. Fornelli took a shot at this and misrepresented it by saying that some Georgia Blog where they say the Ohio St game was really a blowout.
Now, in the grand scheme of things, does this really matter? No. Georgia winning helps our case. But it is annoying that the media is getting their feelings hurt when Georgia fans are calling out their hypocrisy.
As the great coach Three Year Letterman says there is an anti-UGA deep state.